Student Retention

Graduation Rates To Play Bigger Role In College Funding

Gov. Nathan Deal is preparing to tackle how the state funds colleges so that more money would go to the schools doing the best job graduating students.

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Mayor Dean Announces Program To Double College Grads

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced a program that helps fulfill his promise of doubling the amount of Metro-Nashville Public School students who graduate from college.

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Study: $4 Billion Goes To Community College Dropouts

A new national study reports that federal, state, and local governments invested nearly $4 billion in full-time community college students who dropped out after their first year.

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Grand Rapids CC Leaders Say New Health Insurance Rules A Factor As The Number Of Full-Time Students Drops

Grand Rapids Community College has slightly fewer students than projected, but administrators said they the percentage of full-time students has dropped to the lowest level in 10 years – and believe health insurance is a factor.

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Dropouts Increase As Aid Falls

More than 500 students left campus, or did not return this fall, because they couldn't pay their tuition bill, UNCP officials say. The students who dropped out were academically eligible, but the money wasn't there.

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At Boston University, A Checkup Call From The Top

Time was, a call from the dean’s office meant trouble, a stern summons to shape up academically, or to cool it on Friday nights.

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Copley Retention Systems Announces Additional University Clients

Copley Retention Systems is a leading provider of advanced student success and retention software services through the use of customized, private social networks and Smartphone applications.

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Lecture capture goes beyond the classroom at Alabama college

Student success with lecture capture in the classroom spurs Lawson State to extend use to professional development and administration

Sometimes you don’t even know you need a solution until one presents itself. At least that’s how Tegrity Lecture Capture grew from a classroom product to a tool embedded in nearly every aspect of Lawson State Community College. 

The college implemented Tegrity in 2005. With 60 percent of the Birmingham, AL, college’s students holding down full- or part-time work, the school hoped to increase engagement, improve its retention level and help working students with attendance issues, notes Academic Dean Sherri Davis. 

University Of South Alabama Students Say Cheating Is Prevalent At The Mobile School

Almost half of University of South Alabama students responding to questions about cheating and plagiarism believe that they are prevalent at the school, according to a story this week in The Vanguard student newspaper.

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Keeping Students At Univ. North Dakota Begins Before They Even Get Here

UND is taking new steps in its effort to retain students, but keeping them in class and on track to earn a degree is a job that begins well before they buy their first college textbook or declare a major.

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